News Archive, Tag: Anna Stembridge

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New arrival Jess Shaw among super seven to sign for Team Bath Netball for 2017 Superleague

09 September 2016

England U21 international Jess Shaw is among an exciting eight-strong group of players who have committed themselves to Team Bath Netball for the 2017 Vitality Netball Superleague season. Returning favourites Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Samantha Cook, Chelsea Lewis, Paige Reed, Mia Ritchie and Rachel Shaw, Jess’s older sister, also join new arrival Layla Guscoth – an England defender and former Superleague player of the year – in forming the foundations of a dynamic squad for the year ahead....

Team Bath Netball won bronze in the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague

Team Bath Netball end season of Superleague progress on a thrilling high

10 May 2016

Head Coach Anna Stembridge says she is feeling "really proud" after Team Bath Netball finished the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague season on a memorable note. A pulsating 49-48 success against Hertfordshire Mavericks in front of an enthralled crowd at the Copper Box Arena in London ensured Team Bath finished an encouraging season in third place overall. “We went into the season with a group of retained athletes, new athletes and young athletes so we are very...

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Slow start proves costly as battling Team Bath Netball slip to Superleague semi-final defeat

30 April 2016

Team Bath Netball were once again left to rue a slow start against Manchester Thunder as they missed out on a place in the Vitality Netball Superleague Grand Final despite a valiant fightback. The Blue and Gold found themselves trailing 17-6 at the end of a disappointing first quarter of Saturday’s semi-final in Manchester. And while they went to more than match their hosts for the remaining 45 minutes, Thunder – who were beaten just...

Anna Stembridge punches the air after a Team Bath Netball goal during the 2016 Superleague season

Head coach hails Team Bath Netball’s resilience after dramatic extra-time win over Mavericks

18 April 2016

Team Bath Netball showed tremendous resilience and character as they beat fellow semi-finalists Hertfordshire Mavericks in one of the most exciting Vitality Netball Superleague matches of the 2016 season. The two teams went toe to toe throughout an absorbing encounter that finished 44-44 after 60 minutes, with Lenize Potgieter levelling for the visitors in the dying seconds. With no tied games in the league, the match went to two additional seven-minute periods where Team Bath...

Eboni Beckford-Chambers leads the celebrations for Team Bath Netball following victory in their last home game of the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague season

Team Bath Netball looking to build momentum after sealing Superleague semi-final place

11 April 2016

Team Bath Netball have achieved their first goal of the season after a hard-fought 51-41 win at Team Northumbria secured their place in the Vitality Netball Superleague semi-finals. Now Director of Netball Jess Thirlby wants the team to play with freedom and commitment in their last two matches of the regular season and continue to build their confidence and momentum before challenging for a sixth Superleague crown. “Qualifying with two games to go is a...

Chelsea Lewis in action as Team Bath Netball beat Celtic Dragons in the Vitality Netball Superleague, March 2016

Team Bath Netball quell Dragons to keep play-off challenge alive

28 March 2016

Team Bath Netball kept their Vitality Superleague play-off challenge very much alive with a sparkling 60-42 win against Celtic Dragons at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Lying fourth as the match started, the 2013 Champions knew a home win would keep them ahead of close rivals for fourth spot, Loughborough Lightning, whom they play in the final match of the league phase on 23 April. A tough first quarter ended 12 apiece. Both sides showed...

Clinical Team Bath Netball get back on track with big Superleague win over Yorkshire Jets

18 March 2016

A terrific performance saw Team Bath Netball record their biggest win of the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague season on Friday, a 67-37 victory over Yorkshire Jets. The visitors put in a spirited performance and kept fighting until the end but Team Bath simply had too much quality right across the court as they gave another 1,600-strong Team Bath Arena crowd plenty to cheer. Shooters Lenize Potgieter and Chelsea Lewis were ruthless in front of goal, each...

Team Bath's Karla Mostert clashes with Surrey Storm's Pamela Cookey

Team Bath Netball look to bounce back from Storm setback against Yorkshire Jets

16 March 2016

Team Bath Netball will once again be looking to demonstrate their bouncebackability when they welcome struggling Yorkshire Jets to the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Friday (7.45pm). The Blue and Gold - backed by Carter Jonas - were beaten 54-42 by Vitality Netball Superleague play-off rivals Surrey Storm last weekend, with an 18-9 first-quarter deficit proving too big to turn around. It was Team Bath’s third defeat of the season but they produced...

Jo Vann in action for Team Bath Netball against Loughborough Lightning, March 2016

Important win sees Team Bath Netball open up six-point gap over Loughborough Lightning

04 March 2016

Team Bath Netball moved level on points with Manchester Thunder and Hertfordshire Mavericks at the top of the Vitality Netball Superleague table with a convincing 60-44 win over fellow play-off contenders Loughborough Lightning on Friday. As snow fell outside the University of Bath Sports Training Village, Team Bath turned up the heat inside it with a confident performance thoroughly enjoyed by another capacity crowd. The result leaves Team Bath six points clear of fifth-placed Lightning...

Jo Vann in action for Team Bath Netball against Team Northumbria, February 2016. PICTURE: David Roper

Coach pleased with response as Team Bath Netball beat Northumbria by 30-goal margin in Vitality Superleague

19 February 2016

Team Bath Netball got back to winning ways in style on Friday as they recorded a 58-28 home victory over Team Northumbria in the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague.  Another four-figure crowd at the Team Bath Arena saw the home team put last week’s defeat to Manchester Thunder behind them with a performance that grew in confidence and quality as the match progressed. Head Coach Anna Stembridge said: “It was a really good response. We were...

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